Did you ever wonder why this blog is called ‘Bushka in the City’? Did you just chalk it up to nonsensical Julia babble? Close.
Well, this blog was actually started almost 4 years ago with my first summer spent in New York City. I spent 6 weeks in NY taking classes at Parsons and I wanted a way to keep in touch with the fam. And being the modern, dynamic woman that I am, I decided to blog. The same summer, Kaitlin spent 8 weeks in Sri Lanka on a missions trip and started a blog too. She called it Resplendent Island and me, being sassy and completely unoriginal, decided to title my blog Non-Resplendent Island (referring to the island of Manhattan). And then, to be extra confusing, I decided that the URL would be called “Bushkainthecity.tumblr.com.” Bushka- nickname Kaitlin has called me for years and the city- obviously…the city… of New York….
Anyway, Non Resplendent Island faded away but Bushka stuck it out becoming what I now use as my virtual word vomit receptacle. But, here we are, years later, and I find myself in a similar position: starting from scratch in New York City. Anxiety is setting in. Clothes are being over packed. And I’m leaving on Wednesday.
I am going to reference a quote that happened to be my very first blog post in the history of the world:
“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien
The comforting fact in all of these questions is that the summer I spent at Parsons was the best summer of my life. And I expect great things from this summer as well. The most exciting aspect being that I have no idea what those great things are.